Summit County veterans who demonstrate a financial need may be eligible to receive school clothing vouchers, available through the VSC, that are good toward the purchase of non-uniform and uniform school clothing, including winter outerwear. Applications will be available July 17 through Sept. 29, 2017.
Recipients must be the child or qualifying dependent of an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of Summit County for at least 90 days. The VSC will accept completed applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 1060 E. Waterloo Road in Akron. For more details, call 330-643-2830.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is returning to Northeast Ohio on Saturday, July 15, 2017, for a charity doubleheader at Canal Park, located at 300 S. Main St. in Akron. The team will face off against two teams of local celebrities, with all proceeds from the event supporting the Laura Williams Dunlop Memorial Stand Down and Donovan’s Kids Camp. The WWAST will play against the Celebrity Team at 5 p.m. followed by Team Red, White & Blue at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person and are available for purchase online at AkronRubberDucks.com.
The First Annual James Seminaroti Golf Outing is scheduled to be held Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at the Fox Den Golf Course at 2770 Call Road in Stow. Tee time is 10:45 a.m. The cost to participate is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome, with all profits being donated to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter. To register, visit the association website after Aug. 14 or contact Gordon Dean at 330-643-2805.
For the second year in a row, Project Summit, Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs and Akron Children’s Hospital will support Donovan’s Kids Camp, a weeklong overnight camping experience for children who have amputations or other limb differences, use orthotics or are related to military personnel.
The camp will take place Aug. 6-11, 2017, at the Akron Rotary Camp, 4460 Rex Lake Drive in Akron. The camp is free for children ages 8-14 and will include activities such as swimming, kayaking, arts, crafts and games. To register, visit AkronYMCA.org.
The Akron Community Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic has scheduled a veteran appreciation picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 55 W. Waterloo Road in Akron. The picnic is free to all veterans who bring an ID confirming their military experience and $3 for all others. Acceptable forms of identification include a DD Form 214 certificate or Veteran ID card.